Long weekend trip to Loreto in Baja - recommendations?
January 7, 2023 2:42 PM   Subscribe

We're heading to Loreto in Baja for a long-overdue escape in early February. We'd love some advice on outdoor activities and anything else worth checking out.

This will be our first time in Baja (not first time in Mexico). We speak Spanish and have three full days in Loreto.

We're planning on doing some active stuff like hiking and kayaking. There are some trails on AllTrails, but are there others worth checking out?

The only local outfit we've found that does kayak day trips charges an astonishing $400 pp. Any other options there? How about snorkeling?

We'd love to explore the area, say within an hour's drive. I guess we'd have to rent a car?

Open any and all recommendations for other things like beaches, restaurants, etc. Thanks!
posted by gottabefunky to Travel & Transportation around Loreto, Mexico (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a nephew there, an artist, and, I think, a business owner. He is getting back to me. Saturday night is busy.
posted by Oyéah at 4:59 PM on January 7

Look into whether you can get a guided trip to see the gray whales breeding. It's on the Pacific coast, so maybe too far from Loreto, but it's amazing enough that I had to mention it.
posted by polecat at 4:59 PM on January 7

I haven’t gone, but was researching and recently watched this video. They hired a boat owner at the docks for their excursion. I would think that is a very season-dependent solution. Good luck!
posted by Rube R. Nekker at 5:06 PM on January 7 [1 favorite]

I can highly recommend this outfit for kayaking, I have not done their day trip out of Loreto but have done a number of other trips with them and they are fantastic.

The grey whales, as noted above, are incredible, but unfortunately I would say not feasible in the time you have, it is a long trip from Loreto. If you do leave Loreto, I would do a day in La Paz instead and swim with the whale sharks!
posted by tinymojo at 7:25 PM on January 7

Dos Lobos Gallery is my Nephew's place, he is a chef and sculptor, they have breakfast, lunch, and dinner, entertainment in the evening, usuaĺly accoustic. A lovely venue, even some crazy, good looking sushi. That town has long been his home, he knows the place. Cullen. He is fluent in either Spanish or English, very engaging and nice.
posted by Oyéah at 10:32 PM on January 17

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